Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 826 880
Rank change year-on-year -9 +54 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 52 65 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.062% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.065% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 6
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +25.87% -4.67%
10th Percentile £379 £271 £248
90th Percentile £588 £555 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +18.75% +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.79 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +87.41% -32.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £47.79 £24.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.79 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £47.79 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.53% +87.41% -32.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 49 £475 +5.56% 24
UK excluding London +22 30 £475 +18.75% 17
London -15 22 £450 -14.29% 7
North of England +48 9 £475 +24.59% 9
North East +61 7 £475 +4.00% 3
East of England -19 7 £500 +23.46%
South East 0 5 £475 +18.75% 4
Midlands - 5 £470 - 3
Wales - 3 £405 -
West Midlands - 3 £470 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +18 1 £475 +72.73% 3
North West +13 1 £350 -9.68% 3
South West -6 1 - - 1

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 27 (51.92%) BDD
3 24 (46.15%) Selenium
4 20 (38.46%) Java
5 17 (32.69%) SDLC
5 17 (32.69%) JIRA
5 17 (32.69%) Scrum
6 15 (28.85%) TDD
6 15 (28.85%) WebDriver
7 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
7 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 14 (26.92%) QA
7 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
8 13 (25.00%) Confluence
9 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 11 (21.15%) DevOps
10 11 (21.15%) Test Management
10 11 (21.15%) C#
10 11 (21.15%) Python
11 10 (19.23%) SDET
12 9 (17.31%) Microservices
12 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
12 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
13 8 (15.38%) ITIL
13 8 (15.38%) SQL
13 8 (15.38%) Service Management
13 8 (15.38%) JBehave
13 8 (15.38%) Kanban

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.00%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Slack
2 4 (7.69%) GitHub
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.92%) VoIP
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) DB2
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) JIRA
3 15 (28.85%) WebDriver
4 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
5 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
7 8 (15.38%) JBehave
8 7 (13.46%) HP UFT
8 7 (13.46%) JMeter
8 7 (13.46%) Maven
9 6 (11.54%) JUnit
9 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
9 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
10 5 (9.62%) Burp Suite
10 5 (9.62%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (9.62%) LoadRunner
11 4 (7.69%) Checkstyle
11 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
11 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
11 4 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) REST
2 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
3 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.62%) RESTful
4 4 (7.69%) Ajax
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 4 (7.69%) jQuery
4 4 (7.69%) Spring
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 3 (5.77%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) HTML5
7 1 (1.92%) LAMP
7 1 (1.92%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.92%) Node.js
7 1 (1.92%) React
7 1 (1.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.92%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Android
1 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 27 (51.92%) BDD
3 17 (32.69%) Scrum
3 17 (32.69%) SDLC
4 15 (28.85%) TDD
5 14 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
6 11 (21.15%) DevOps
6 11 (21.15%) Test Management
7 10 (19.23%) SDET
8 9 (17.31%) Microservices
8 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
9 8 (15.38%) ITIL
9 8 (15.38%) Kanban
9 8 (15.38%) Service Management
9 8 (15.38%) Web Operations
10 7 (13.46%) Open Source
10 7 (13.46%) SFIA
11 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.15%) C#
3 11 (21.15%) Python
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) C
7 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) ES6
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) WCAG
3 1 (1.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.92%) GAMP
3 1 (1.92%) GMP
3 1 (1.92%) GxP
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Nessus
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Kibana
2 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) Sonatype
4 2 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Teradata
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) New Relic